In the spot light

Appointment of the new Executive Secretary

The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is pleased to announce that the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has recently appointed Dr. Rolph Payet, Minister for Environment and Energy, Seychelles, as its new Executive Secretary.

Dr. Payet has a Doctorate in Environmental Science, degrees at master level in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Business Administration (MBA) and Applied Environmental Economics, and an honours degree in Biochemistry.

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The Director Welcome Word
Welcome to Basel Convention Regional Center for Training and Technology Transfer for the Arab States (BCRC-Egypt).
BCRC-Egypt was established in 2000 to be a credible Regional Center, capable of providing Quality Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes services and consultations acknowledged by the 22 member Arab countries. BCRC-Egypt is hosted by Cairo University, one of the most outstanding academic and research institutes in the region.
Despite the challenges that face the Center, we aspire to live up to the utmost expectations and facilitate the technology transfer concerning the important environmental issues that may face the Arab states. The services provided by the center are made possible by a dedicated staff of technical and administrative personnel who aspire to provide superior services to all the Arab states.

The Director Welcome Word

Welcome to Basel Convention Regional Center for Training and Technology Transfer for the Arab States (BCRC-Egypt).


BCRC-Egypt was established in 1998 to be a credible Regional Center, capable of providing Quality Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes services and consultations acknowledged by the 22 member Arab countries. BCRC-Egypt is hosted by Cairo University, one of the most outstanding academic and research institutes in the region.

Despite the challenges that face the Center, we aspire to live up to the utmost expectations and facilitate the technology transfer concerning the important environmental issues that may face the Arab states. The services provided by the center are made possible by a dedicated staff of technical and administrative personnel who aspire to provide superior services to all the Arab states.

All comments and feedback of the Arab members are always welcome via the contact details provided in the website.


Best Regards

Prof. Mostafa Hussein Kamel

BCRC-Egypt Director